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Economics

GM Exits Australia, N. Zealand; Sells Thai Plant

Further focusing on a handful of fruitful markets for manufacturing

Interiors

Adient Refocuses on Core Seating Business

Restructures joint ventures with Yanfeng, divests Recaro unit

Business

GM Ready to Sell India Plant

General Motors is shutting down operations in India by selling its last plant there to Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor.

MG Debuts Its First Electric SUV in India

MG Motor India’s first all-electric model, the locally produced ZS SUV/crossover, will debut in January.

Business

Chinese Carmakers Eye Indian Market

Chinese vehicle manufacturers, who are facing slumping sales in their home market, are looking at India for potential growth.

Business

VW, Partners to Spend $4.4 Billion in China

Volkswagen AG and its partners plan to invest more than $4.4 billion next year in China, 40% of it on e-mobility programs.

Business

SAIC Hopes to Triple Foreign Sales by 2025

SAIC Motor Corp. targets overseas sales of 1 million cars and commercial vehicles by 2025 compared with 350,000 units this year.

Propulsion

VW, SAIC Begin EV Pilot Production in China

Volkswagen AG and partner SAIC Motor Corp. have begun pilot production of electric vehicles at their new $2.5 billion factory in Shanghai.

Propulsion

VW Amps Up Electrification Efforts in China

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand expects to sell 300,000 electrified vehicles in China next year and top 1 million such models there by 2025.

Design

ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.

Propulsion

Magna Launches Electric Drive Factory in China

Magna International Inc. has opened a factory in Shanghai to make integrated electric drive systems for Volkswagen AG vehicles built in China and Europe.

Propulsion

SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched production at its fourth assembly plant—a facility in Ningde, China—with capacity to make 240,000 vehicles per year.

Mobility

Shanghai Okays Passengers in Robotic Cars

Shanghai has given three companies permission to carry passengers in their self-driving cars, says the state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Propulsion

Chevy Readies China-Market EV

General Motors Co. plans to introduce an all-electric crossover vehicle based on the Chevrolt Bolt platform later this year in China.

Production

SAIC Begins Construction of Huge Data Center

Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corp. has begun construction of a large cloud computing and “big-data” center in Zhengzhou, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

MG Brand Debuts Pickup Truck in Thailand

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched a pickup truck in Thailand under its British MG brand.

Propulsion

Half of VW's China Sales Will be Electrified by 2035

Half the cars Volkswagen AG sells in China will be electrified by 2035, says CEO Herbert Diess.

Business

SAIC to Assemble MG-Brand Cars in Egypt

China’s SAIC Motor Corp. plans to both import and locally assemble MG-brand cars in Egypt.

Sales

SAIC’s Sales Plunge 16% in China

China’s SIAC Motor Corp. reports its retail sales shrank 16% to 480,900 units last month.

Economics

U.S. Denies GM Tariff Waiver on Buicks from China

General Motors Co. has been denied an exemption from the Trump administration’s 25% import tariff on Buick Envision small crossover vehicles imported from China.

Business

GM’s Entry-Level Baojun Brand in China Expands Upmarket

General Motors and partners SAIC and Guangxi Automobile are expanding their entry-level Baojun brand in China upmarket with fancier models, a revamped logo and updated dealer showrooms.

Propulsion

VW May Buy Large Stake in Chinese EV Partner

Volkswagen AG is mulling a plan to buy a major stake in Chinese electric-car maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Production

SAIC Tests Autonomous Shuttle in California

China’s Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. is testing an automated, all-electric shuttle bus in Davis, Calif., in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

Business

SAIC Miffed at VW Comment About JV

SAIC Motor Corp. has taken offense that Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess told reporters that VW might raise its 50% stake in the venture launched by the two carmakers 34 years ago.